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Publications and useful links


Our key publications

As part of our commitment to facilitating Net Zero, we’ve established an independent Distribution System Operator to keep pace with this change. A new era for electricity networks is here, with electricity demand forecast to double by 2050 and a commitment to decarbonise by 2035. Here you will find our key publications which set out the plans and agreements which will deliver this change.

DSO Dashboard

Our DSO Dashboard, named for our transition from Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to Distribution System Operator (DSO) provides detailed, real-time data on multiple parts of our network, listed by Grid Supply Point (GSP). GSPs are the point at which the national transmission network, operated by National Grid, connects to our regional distribution networks.


Distribution Future Energy Scenarios

The Distribution Future Energy Scenarios comprises an interactive summary, a technical report, and interactive maps that create a picture of how the energy system might look by 2050. The analysis models different ‘drivers’ of change; like the uptake of electric cars, low carbon heating, renewable energy or changing consumer behaviours to create four ‘scenario worlds’.

We publish this as an interactive summary and share it with local councils, regional planning authorities, businesses, or charities to help them build their own climate action plans. We also publish the raw data so users can create their own analysis.

Other useful links


Open Data Portal

Our Open Data Portal is one of the UK’s most extensive sets of information about our electricity network. The online portal brings together thousands of datasets from a vast range of sources to provide visibility of our network assets, where they are, what capacity they have and how they are being used.

Discover Open Data Portal

Your Local Net Zero Hub

The DSO’s Local Net Zero team helps local authorities and their stakeholders with a range of bespoke advice, including support for infrastructure planning, help with Local Area Energy Plans, guidance to Net Zero related funding applications and much more.

View Your Local Net Zero Hub

UK Power Networks Innovation

We innovate to make our service more reliable, more affordable, cleaner and safer. Over the last investment period we delivered over £141 million of savings to our customers through innovation and our latest investment plan is even more ambitious.

View Innovation Hub

ENA / Open Networks

We are part of the Energy Networks Association, a not-for-profit industry body representing the companies which operate the electricity wires, gas pipes and energy system in the UK and Ireland.

Visit Open Networks
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Tender Library

Could you be a flexibility provider?

The DSO is looking to recruit flexible providers who have solutions ready to connect to the grid and able to either meet or reduce demand on the network. Find out more and apply in our Tender Library.

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Our team holds numerous events from breakfast briefings to conferences – your opportunity to make your voice heard and learn more about our service.

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